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 Do I have diabetes???
I am 17, 5'6'' or 5'7'' and weigh about 190 lbs. My mom has this diabetes thing that pokes your finger, then it shows your blood sugar. The doctor gave her to track her ...


 If you're 17 and haven't been diagnosed with Type I diabetes, you're pretty much in the clear, right?
Just wondering.
Don't you get diagnosed with Type I earlier on in life?
I know that you can get Type II when you're like 80, but doesn't juvenille diabetes mean it appears in ...


 Can diabetics be cured ?
If we regularly follow the guidence from the dr take medicenes as per dr instuctions withous miss and follow a perfect diet regime and do excercise will this (diabetic) be cured no issue if takes ...


 whats wrong with me? i'm 15 years old, and been constantly thirsty for about 2 weeks.?
i've had loads to drink, but it never seems to stop me being thirsty. my granda has diabetes is this a sign that i have?
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ADD: it's just water i mainly drink ...


 My Mum Is Refusing To Inject Herself With Insulin, What Should I Do?
She has to take alot of tablets in the morning and night not to mention injecting herself with insulin twice a day. She doesnt do any of them, she thinks that it is gods decision whether she dies or ...


 Is it true if you have diabetes you lose weight/bodymass?
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 Who else has Diabetes? If so what Type?

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Type 1 since I was 11!

Never been over weight!

Very annoying!...


 I am fifty and have just been diagnosed with diabetes. I've attended diabetes class and it scared me. If I am
able to get my blood sugar down consistantly through a combination of medication, diet and excercise, will I have a normal life expectancy?...


 How can you tell if your diabetic?
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 What are the symptoms of diabetes?
I have cousins on my dad's side of the family and my mom says that it would be very easy to get diabetes because of that and I don't really eat very healthy even though I'm a ...


 Im 5'7 285 lbs with diabetes in my family. i am already feeling some of the symptoms of it. what can i do?
every site i go to tells me to eat right or diet and exerise but what if i cant excercise and what is eating right

and how can eating right help when everything you eat rurns to gluclose ...


 ok does this sound like diabetes? i've been to the doc but havent got my results back yet and realy scared.
1)realy bad dizzy spells + bluryness
2) sickness
3) i get ill realy easily (i've been ill every holiday)
4) feel hungary all the time
5) feel tirsty all the time
6) need ...


 has any one else got type 2 diabetes & how do u manage your blood sugar levels ?
im having trouble maintaining mine and i think im doing everything right [diet medication etc ]
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thanks to all who took the trouble to reply . i got some wonderful feed-...


 do i have a sixth toe?
cause i want ed to kno cause idk if i do or ot come and tell me???:)...


 What the different between type 1 & type 2 diabetics?
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 HELP! My dad's diabetic...?
Diabetes runs in our family and my dad just recently found out that he got it as well. Can anyone advise me on how to take care of a diabetic person? The do's and don'ts? What to eat and ...


 should someone who's type 1 diabetic drink coca cola?
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 What are some symptoms of diabetes? What symptoms made you call the doctor before you were diagnosed?
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 Does this sound like diabetes?
I am waiting on my blood test results, but the suspense is killing me....I am constantly tired, fatigued, and hungry. I crave sweets all the time, have split, blurry vision, have gained weight in the ...



Papoose
how do u get diabetes?
ma doctor told me that u get it if ur over wieght nd u eat alot of suger or it runs in ur familly... nd den he said dat u dnt get it from eating alot of sugar... isz dat true?
                      








damdadi
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yes it is.

However genetics isnt the reason to blame

Its your fault for bad diet and lack of exercise.

You could be fat and not have diabetes but you are more likely

If you start feeling pain when urinating, or feel something funky going on you should cut down on sugar a lot, and start exercise

soon as u get it its hard to get rid of it


Joe cool
You have to fill out the 'diabetes' registration sheet at the front desk, ask kelly for a copy and please, blue ink only.


Blue M
Eating too much sugar,
and too much Mc.Donalds


mariumrashid
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your body can't control the sugar you eat and you get diabetic.


Epee
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you get it from being overweight or you get it because it is in your genes

there are two types type 1 and type 2

type 2 is the really bad one.

the sugar thing is what people used to think, its not actually about the sugar it is about the calories in the sugar that make you overweight.

dont worry though, if you are healthy and dont have a family history you have nothing to worry about


Maddison
muscles and other tissues. Glucose comes from two major sources: the food you eat and your liver. During digestion, sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream. Normally, sugar then enters cells with the help of insulin.

The hormone insulin comes from the pancreas, a gland located just behind the stomach. When you eat, your pancreas secretes insulin into your bloodstream. As insulin circulates, it acts like a key by unlocking microscopic doors that allow sugar to enter your cells. Insulin lowers the amount of sugar in your bloodstream. As your blood sugar level drops, so does the secretion of insulin from your pancreas.

Your liver acts as a glucose storage and manufacturing center. When your insulin levels are low — when you haven't eaten in a while, for example — your liver releases the stored glucose to keep your glucose level within a normal range.

In type 1 diabetes, your immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria or viruses — attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. This leaves you with little or no insulin. Instead of being transported into your cells, sugar builds up in your bloodstream.

The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown. Genetics may play a role. Exposure to certain viruses may serve as a trigger as well.


n8 dogg
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yes that is pretty much true. It is also genetic, so if one of your parents or grandparents have it ,you could end up with it. If you are overweight or eat lots of sugar you can develop it.


Fotoz 4 FX photography
Diabetes is more hereditary than not but more Americans have it than other countries.

Why?... we eat too much sugar.


mexicanboy18
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That's true. Those all the reasons that my mom has Type 2 diabetes. I cried when I heard the news.

VIVA LA RAZA!


Aleks F
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This is False.
When kids get type 1 diabetes, it's because their bodies can't make insulin anymore

(Diabetes is when the pancreas no longer produces enough insulin or when cells stop responding to the insulin that is produced, so that glucose in the blood cannot be absorbed into the cells of the body.)



gigi
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genetics and eating alot of foods with starch and being over weight


stb_1950
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go to www.webmd.com and put it in the seach ..read all about it..lots of Information.


Cassie The...
You never really know the reason but it could be passed down from your family
Also if you eat alot of sugar like my sis does then yea that could cause it too


Dearsombody
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well it depends on what type of diabetes your talking about. but yes you can get diabetes from being over weight. it can also run in the family, but could ba a different type.
diabetes is cause form your glucose level, which is sugar. being too low or too high. which is why when you have diabetes you dont produce insulin, depending on why type your talking about again. which is why you have to watch your glucose levels.


Mark B
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FYI. Eating Sugar does not cause diabetes. So please quit saying it does.

Also this is very important. Sign up for a class on spelling. You really need it.


katwalker
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Type 2 diabetes is what you described.This is curable with proper diet.
Type 1 or childhood diabetes happens when your pancreas doesn't work properly.Its a scary and so far incurable disease.


BrightSexyBaby23
Well having a lot of fat makes you less sensitive to insulin and also puts stress on your pancreas, so you can become diabetic that way.

If you eat a LOT of sugar you can put a lot of stress on your pancreas and theoretically become diabetic that way but this idea probably comes from the fact that overweight people are more likely to both eat a lot of sugar and more likely to become diabetic.

If it runs in your family then it could be because of genetic insulin resistance and you are more likely to become diabetic this way.


Dozer
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yep


katie f
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It can be by genetics or when your body does not produyce enough insulin for you pancreas to work


вïττεn
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Type 1 diabetes (previously known as insulin-dependent diabetes) is an auto-immune disease where the body's immune system destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. This type of diabetes, also known as juvenile-onset diabetes, accounts for 10-15% of all people with the disease. It can appear at any age, although commonly under 40, and is triggered by environmental factors such as viruses, diet or chemicals in people genetically predisposed. People with type 1 diabetes must inject themselves with insulin several times a day and follow a careful diet and exercise plan.

Type 2 diabetes (previously known as non-insulin dependent diabetes)is the most common form of diabetes, affecting 85-90% of all people with the disease. This type of diabetes, also known as late-onset diabetes, is characterised by insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency. The disease is strongly genetic in origin but lifestyle factors such as excess weight, inactivity, high blood pressure and poor diet are major risk factors for its development. Symptoms may not show for many years and, by the time they appear, significant problems may have developed. People with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to suffer cardiovascular disease. Type 2 diabetes may be treated by dietary changes, exercise and/or tablets. Insulin injections may later be required.

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) or carbohydrate intolerance, is first diagnosed during pregnancy through an oral glucose tolerance test. Between 5.5 and 8.8% of pregnant women develop GDM in Australia. Risk factors for GDM include a family history of diabetes, increasing maternal age, obesity and being a member of a community or ethnic group with a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. While the carbohydrate intolerance usually returns to normal after the birth, the mother has a significant risk of developing permanent diabetes while the baby is more likely to develop obesity and impaired glucose tolerance and/or diabetes later in life. Self-care and dietary changes are essential in treatment.


joker
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it is also genetic


★♥Gymmylicious♥★
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When your body doesnt produce enough insulin and your pancreas stops working!


rise or fall
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You can get diabetes by eating a bunch of sugar and not excercising. If you do this, then the blood won't flow fast enough to pump enough insulin into your body. You can also get it by your parents or grandparents. It can be passed down through generations and you might not even know it...


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